Exciting peer-reviewed research findings just published by PLOS ONE “Estimating the Size and Impact of the Ecological Restoration Economy” by BenDor et al., provide a solid view inside the sector and dispel the notion promoted by some that environmental programs stymie business. Presently Source: Ecological Restoration – Now $25 Billion in U.S.
Last week I was invited to participate in a “Design Lab,” run by Portland State University’s collaborative problem solving center, Oregon Solutions. Led by former Multnomah County Chair Beverly Stein, over 50 state and national thinkers (not necessarily experts on poverty) came together to develop ideas with the goal of halving Oregon’s poverty rate by […]
Despite the noise and fury around light rail and the now-fading Columbia River Crossing idea–and, yes, Commissioner Madore’s out-of-left-field idea to link the booming metropolises of Camas and Troutdale, the majority of respondents to a poll in the Columbian still say that fixing the I-5 Bridge is the key Clark County transportation challenge.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141) In the conclusion of a series on the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us in the US, economist Joseph Stiglitz lays out the case that this is the result of […]
Going by the unfortunate acronym of THUD, the Senate “Transportation and Housing and Urban Development” legislation brings us more of the same old thinking that typified the previous transportation funding bills such as SAFETEA-LU and numerous stopgap funding measures of the past few years. It seems that the Congress has abandoned the idea that a […]
What’s green, located in East Portland and only accessible by cycling or walking? Hint, it may become Portland’s second community conceived and created park)… Volunteers clean up! (source: Gateway Green)
Why Getting to 2100? The next century will be a test: can humans use their intelligence and foresight to successfully transition from our consumption-fueled economy to one that balances the needs of humans with the Earth’s available resources. Getting to 2100 aims to be a forum for sharing of good ideas and good works. Got a good example or a new idea? Share it with the world!